The answer is yes. Otherwise it will keep bothering you. Or that might just be me, but I do that.
Mmm yeah, true. I mean, normally I’d leave well enough alone, but I’m thinking of entering this in a contest or two, so I should make it something I can be proud of.
Let’s become the best part of everyone’s educational experiences.
Let’s work at the same uni; if you manage to traumatize someone in the research process, you can send them to me and I’ll give them pizza rolls, hot chocolate, and a blanket fresh out of the dryer.
…Oh my God. PSYCH OFFICE KOTATSU THIS IS THE BEST IDEA
Let’s do it LET’S DO THE THING. (I promise not to traumatize anyone- you should help me out with my research so we can fight
crime trauma together.)
Siri and Shiki, the psychology dream team. You bring the kotatsu. I’ll bake some home made cinnamon rolls. Let’s help the students and get cited in the text books.
Anonymous said: Links to APA saying you don't need dysphoria to be trans? I'm finding no sources on it, maybe I'm searching wrong.
can you give me sources on the APA thing saying you don’t need dysphoria to be trans please? thanksWhen did APA say you didn’t need dysphoria to be trans though?On Saturday, the American Psychiatric Association’s board of trusteesapproved changes to the latest version of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) that will remove the term “Gender Identity Disorder” (GID) which has historically been used by mental health professionals to diagnose transgender individuals. Simultaneously, the term “Gender Dysphoria” will be used to describe emotional distress over “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender.”Read full article hereAnyway, in case you’re all confused. The DSM-V still calls it dysphoria, but look how it’s described."A marked inconguence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender".That’s literally how we’ve always described the qualifications for being trans.Nothing about genitalia or transitioning or dysmorphia or anything even related to truscum rhetoric. The APA and the DSM-V both have an anti-truscum view of what qualifies as trans.Even so, I’m not sure if the DSM-V requires one to have gender dysphoria to be trans, but it seems to be projecting gender dysphoria onto all of us in principle, as a logical conclusion. Which… is kind of bad. I’m not sure if I entirely support suddenly pulling the rug out from under us and claiming we’ve had dysphoria all along, it’s just that truscum were wrong about what it meant. But, if that creates a compromise, eh? Who knows?Also, I’m not sure if it’s making transness a medical condition or not. I’ll have to look into what the actual document says.Nevertheless! The psychological community does not agree with the biological essentialist truscum rhetoric, so you all can stop now.
Here are the most important definitions:
"Gender assignment refers to the initial assignment as male or female. This occurs usually at birth and, thereby, yields the “natal gender”.
"Gender-atypical refers to somatic behaviors that are not typical (in a statistical sense) of individuals with the same assigned gender in a given society and historical era; for behaviors that are not typical (in a statistical sense) of individuals with the same assigned gender in a given society and historical era; for behavior, gender-nonconforming is an alternative descriptive term.
"Gender reassignment denotes an official (and usually legal) change of gender.
"Gender identity is a category of social identity and refers to an individual’s identification as male, female, or, occasionally, some category other than male or female.
"Gender dysphoria as a general descriptive term refers to an individual’s affective/cognitive discontent with the assigned gender but is more specifically defined when used as a diagnostic category.
"Transgender refers to the broad spectrum of individuals who transiently or persistently identify with a gender different from their natal gender.
"Transsexual denotes an individual who seeks, or has undergone, a social transition from male to female or female to male, which in many, but not all, cases also involves a somatic transition by cross-sex hormone treatment and genital surgery(sex reassignment surgery).
"Gender dysphoria refers to the distress that may accompany the incongruence between one’s experienced or expressed gender and one’s assigned gender. Although not all individuals will experience distress as result of such incongruence, many are distressed if the desired physical interventions by means of hormones and/or surgery are not available. The current term is more descriptive than the previous DSM-IV term gender identity disorder and focuses on dysphoria as the clinical problem, not identity per se.”
As you will see the DSM-5 does not require you to have gender dysphoria to be transgender. Formally it does not require dysphoria to be categorized as transsexual either, although the text in general points in that direction.
Note that gender dysphoria is no longer classified as a mental illness.